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 There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)




Piedmont's Other Reds: Barbera, Dolcetto, and More - Tuesday, July 22 (MPM) & Wednesday, July 23 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Piedmont is most known for its Nebbiolo, with Barolo and Barbaresco setting the world standard for the grape. However, it's more than a one-trick pony for reds (it also produces great whites, but that's a subject for another tasting), with outstanding wines made from Barbera, Dolcetto, and blends of the three. Barbera is among the most accessible of Italian reds, with loads of juicy berry fruit, while Dolcetto is a bit lighter bodied and with vibrant acidity; a great food wine. For this tasting we'll sample pure varietal examples of Dolcetto and Barbera at various quality levels and prices, along with a blend or two. The wines will be:

  • Albino Rocca 2012 "Vignalunga" Dolcetto d'Alba ($14.95)
  • Sandrone 2011 Dolcetto d'Alba ($23.95)
  • Tenuta la Pergola 2012 Rosso, Monferrato ($14.95)
  • Aldo Conterno 2009 Rosso, Langhe ($29.95)
  • Oddero 2011 Barbera d'Alba ($21.95)
  • Ruggeri Corsini 2011 "Armujan" Barbera d'Alba ($32.95)

Cost of the tasting is $15 + tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.


Rioja The Rioja Wine Experience, Friday July 25 (Upstairs at MPM)
Seminar & tasting 6 - 8 p.m.; Tasting only 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Wines of Rioja and Thief Wine have teamed up to bring you one of the hottest wine experiences of the year! The inaugural event kicks off with a VIP Educational Seminar and Tasting followed by a walk-around tasting of 25+ wines of the best whites, rosados, and reds Rioja, Spain has to offer. Grab a few friends for small bites and lively Latin music as you discover your favorite wines together. Guests may enter to win a Rioja gift basket, a gift certificate from Thief Wine, and more! All wines will be available to order at special event pricing (10% bottle discount, 15% case discount).

The seminar is 6:00 - 6:30 pm and is limited to 25 people. The tasting is from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and is limited to an additional 50 people. Cost of the seminar + tasting is $40; cost of the tasting only is $30. RSVPs are required; Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 to secure your reservation.

The wine list for the tasting is:

  • Ostatu 2013 Blanco
  • Cune 2012 "Monopole" Blanco
  • Muriel 2012 Blanco
  • Lopez de Heredia 2004 Vina Gravonia

  • Marques de Caceres 2013 Rosado
  • El Coto 2013 Rosado
  • Bodegas Muga 2013 Rosado
  • Ostatu 2013 Rosado

  • Faustino VII 2011 Tinto
  • Artadi 2011 Tempranillo
  • Artadi 2010 "Vinas del Gain"
  • Palacios Remondo 2012 "La Vendimia"
  • Cune 2010 Crianza
  • Vina Bujanda 2009 Crianza
  • Montecillo 2010 Crianza
  • Beronia 2010 Crianza
  • Lopez de Heredia 2002 Viña Tondonia Reserva
  • Marques de Caceres 2008 Reserva
  • Ramon Bilbao 2008 Reserva
  • Cune 2008 Reserva
  • Montecillo 2008 Reserva
  • Marques de Caceres 2004 Gran Reserva
  • Muriel 2004 Gran Reserva
  • Faustino I 2001 Gran Reserva

Call us at 414.277.7707 to get your tickets today!


Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio Around the World - Tuesday, July 29 (MPM) and Wednesday, July 30 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Though Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape, stylistically they're often quite different, ranging from insipid (we'll be skipping those examples) to crisp and fruity to lush, spicy, and mouthcoating. For this tasting we'll explore wines from Italy, Oregon, California, and France to discover just how interesting the varietal can be. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $15 + tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.

Shorewood Summer Spectacular, Sunday August 3 (Shorewood)
Walk-around tasting from 1 - 3 p.m.
We've been putting on our fantastic Spring and Fall Grand Tastings for a few years now upstairs at the Milwaukee Public Market, and decided it's high time our Shorewood customers got shown some local love! So, please join us on Sunday, August 3 from 1 - 3 p.m. for our first annual Shorewood Summer Spectacular! Given the relaxed nature of August, this will be a casual walk-around tasting (at tables both inside the shop and outside in the courtyard) featuring 60+ great summer wines - crisp whites, dry rosés, sparklers, and lighter reds. All wines will be selected by Thief Wine and reflect our focus of artisanal, high-value, terroir-driven selections (i.e., not the mass-production wines you see at most large wine tastings). Light snacks (cheese, bread, crackers, etc.) will be provided. To ensure attendees have the best possible experience and prevent overcrowding, tickets are limited. It should be a fantastic afternoon! 
View more details, including a list of wines to be poured, here!

The tasting runs from 1 - 3 p.m.; cost is $40 and includes a Riedel glass for you to keep. Advance purchase is required; email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 to order your tickets.


Grenache & Blends - Tuesday, August 5 (MPM) and Wednesday, August 6 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world, known for its full body, juicy red fruit, and low tannins. It's made both as a single varietal and as part of a blend, and excels in each. For this tasting we'll taste several different Grenache-based wines from around the world - France, Spain, California, and more! Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is TBD. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.




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